• Birthday, other special events planned for Lincoln museum

    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A birthday party for the 16th president and other events are planned for February at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. The museum and library are celebrating their 10th anniversary throughout 2015. The 10th day of every month is Family Day...

  • State Museum event marks anniversary of burning of Columbia

    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The 150th anniversary of the burning of Columbia is being marked by a special program at the State Museum and the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room. Thursday's event features dramatic readings, historical presentations, bluegrass music and food inspired by...

  • Boston bounces back from 2 feet of snow after blizzard

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston bounced back quickly Wednesday from the Blizzard of 2015, with subways, buses and trains up and running again the morning after the storm buried a swath of New England in 2 to 3 feet of snow. Many businesses reopened, as did Logan Airport, and homeowners,...

  • Former Frank Church staffers ask for national monument

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Forty-four staffers who worked for U.S. Sen. Frank Church have sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking him to designate a national monument in central Idaho. The letter dated Tuesday notes that the Idaho Democrat worked to preserve much of the state's wild...

  • Louisiana editorial roundup

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: Jan. 28 The Advocate, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on rich history on Teche: The story goes that the matron of The Shadows on the Teche, the antebellum landmark in New Iberia, was faced with a stark offer. Take the oath of allegiance to the...

  • Western experts gather for regional drought forum

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Experts from across the West are gathering in New Mexico to discuss the effects of drought on recreation and tourism. The Western Governors' Association is putting on the two-day forum. Experts from New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Utah and Oregon will be part of...

  • Major impressionist exhibit making US stop in Philadelphia

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A major impressionist exhibit featuring works by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Edgar Degas is making its only U.S. stop at the Philadelphia Museum of Art this summer. The museum said Wednesday "Discovering the Impressionists" will feature more than 80...

  • Travel in Maine returning to normal as airports dig out

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's transportation grid is returning to normal as flights resume at the state's airports and snow plowing continues on its major roads. A Portland International Jetport spokesman says there will be "some cancelations" at the airport on Wednesday, but flight...

  • Comment sought on pipeline surveys in Monongahela forest

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) — Federal officials are seeking the public's input on whether surveys for a proposed natural gas pipeline should be allowed in the Monongahela National Forest. The proposed 550-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline would run through West Virginia, Virginia and North...

  • Museum vows to reopen after thieves swipe historic gold

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Wells Fargo Bank officials vowed to reopen a popular corporate museum in the heart of San Francisco's financial district after thieves smashed a stolen SUV through its front door and made off with historic gold nuggets on display. The museum is a destination for...

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